A man has built his own speed bumps on the pavement outside his home after becoming "p****d off on a daily basis" by children skateboarding on it.
The man, identified only as Steve, placed three separate wooden planks on top of the concrete slab pavement in Wildeness Way in Ellenbrook, Perth, Australia on Saturday.
Steve said he isn't concerned about the potential safety hazard they posed for the children, and hoped the eight or 10 children who regularly play out the front of his home would find a new spot.
But he's been slammed by his neighbours – one of whom says he'll keep his children indoors from now on.
"It's at the front of my house and it p*sses me off on a daily basis," Steve told 7News.
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"It's not a bike path, or scooter path, or three-wheel tricycle path, its a footpath."
Steve acknowledged the footpath actually belongs to the local council, and that he has no rights over the area.
Other residents in the street said the new footpath was now an accident waiting to happen after the wooden planks were bolted into the concrete.
Steve claims he never secured them into the ground, even though holes have been drilled into the concrete where the now splintered wooden planks were.
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Neighbour Richard Wells said his children often played in the area, but said Steve's decision posed a risk to the wider community as well.
"It's absurd. It's not just the children, it could be anyone with a pram, the elderly, disability, wheelchairs," he said.
Mr Wells now feels compelled to keep his children indoors because of his neighbour's decision.
The council have since removed the wood planks.
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